Tag: culture

Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan

Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding

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#TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Disclaimer: In case the title didn’t tip you off, this article is going to be a real bummer. One of the most amazing things about traveling is how much you learn along the way—about people, about culture, and about the world itself. Reading about something in a book is a far cry from seeing the

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Troubles Abroad: Life Without Peanut Butter

Ants on a Log. Fluffernutters. Classic PB&J. And who didn’t make a pinecone-peanut butter bird feeder as a kid? We put it on bananas, slather it on french toast and of course eat it straight off the spoon. No matter what country I’m headed to, you can be certain I’m tossing a couple jars of

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26 Reasons to Teach in South Korea

South Korea is a fascinating country and teaching there can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Here are 26 reasons why – 1 – Live Abroad Living abroad has limitless benefits on both yourself and your CV. 2 – Teaching Experience Whether you want to become a teacher in the future or

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Getting the MOST out of Angkor

I’ve seen a lot of Angkor Guides out there that insist on providing you with an in-depth history of each temple. The thing is, you’ll see and learn as you go so there’s no need to have encyclopedic knowledge of the whole park before you get there. It can be a pain sifting through the

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#TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ

The North Korean way of life is perceived negatively throughout most of the western world, but many of us are equally as fascinated by it. North Korea is located north of South Korea (SHOCK); the two countries being separated since the 1950’s and now a 150 mile long and 2 1/2 mile wide barrier runs

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Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong

Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong Hong Kong is one of the most famous places in the world. In February 2016, I was lucky enough to visit for a few days, and experience some of what ‘Asia’s World City’ had to offer. So, here is a list of my TOP 5 Things to

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3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking

3 Ways to Keep in Touch With Your Parents While Backpacking Traveling the world during our younger years is liberating, to say the least. It helps us expand our psyche and learn about our surrounding environment more thoroughly – although, it often comes at a price. We’ve previously written about  how difficult it can be

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Visa Guide: Korea

Getting Your Work Visa in Korea South Korea has one of the most complex and time-consuming Visa processes of all the countries I’ve been to. The amount of paperwork involved is intense and unlike most countries, you really need to begin the process of collecting documents long before you’ve actually secured a job. Further, while

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#TRAVEL – Indonesia: Peace in Ubud

I’ve never read the book Eat, Pray, Love, nor have I watched the movie. But, nonetheless, I heard Ubud was an interesting place to visit for reasons other than “It’s where that really good book/ film is set”. I was right. Ubud is located about an hour north of Bali’s main airport and is easily

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